RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2016

Fred Wilcox
6 years old from Trafalgar Infant School, Twickenham
Overall winner of RHS Young School Gardener of the Year and KS1/P1-2 Winner

About Fred

A key member of the school’s eco team, Fred is a lead speaker in assemblies and has encouraged the school to compost and recycle all fruit waste and peelings from the kitchen. He is a very keen gardener and has used is skills to create a wildlife haven in the school garden. Fred’s enthusiasm for gardening really makes him stand out.

Judges' comments

“Fred showed some brilliant demonstrations of planting and taking cuttings, which are amazing to see is someone who is only six years old. He is clearly an ideas man, thinking of ways to improve the garden and encourage other children to get involved.”
“Fred is like a young David Attenborough with his wonderful understanding of why bugs and minibeasts are important. He is also very natural in the garden, showing off the sensory areas and explaining what they are each for.”
“Fred really stood out in this category for his knowledge, skill and enterprise but also for his wonderful ideas – a truly worthy winner.”

Fred's entry video


See the profiles of our other winners and finalists:

Kenzo Marbrow-Wright
Molly Hall
Matthew Cossins

KS1/P1-2 Finalists
Alice Smallman
Harrison Coombs
Louisa Mossman

KS2/P3-6 Finalists
Imani Fenton-Roach
Jack Hazell
Rosanna Wright

KS3/P7-S2 Finalists
Dylan Ayling
Eòghainn Simpson
Jess Buckle

KS4/S2-3 Finalists
Keri Kerr
Liam Luckhurst
Thomas McBride

View the winners and finalists from previous years:

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2015

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